Trio StudentsTRiO Student Support Services or SSS, provide a proactive environment for the college’s first-generation, low-income students to thrive. Services offered to students include:

  • Comprehensive assessment for all entering students and required placement into appropriate levels of pre-college courses in math, reading, writing, and ESL;
  • A cross-curricular emphasis on development of basic skills through structured first-year programs, accelerated curriculum, structured and course-specific tutoring, and culturally-oriented learning/leadership communities; and
  • A commitment to offering the financial assistance and coaching, college/university campus visits, guidance on the four-year application process, supplemental instruction and support that students need to reach their academic and career goals.

Since 1980, this successful program has grown in scope, now assisting 330 students per year. Thanks to the collective efforts of our counseling staff, tutoring coordinators, mentors, TRiO Club members, and TRiO Student Ambassadors, over 70 TRiO students graduated from Skyline College last spring. Each of these students successfully transferred into four-year institutions where they will further pursue their educational goals. This milestone is testament to the steadfast effort and unwavering dedication of our students and the learning partnerships they have forged with our committed TRiO personnel.

TRiO is now accepting New Student Applications for the 2014-2015 school year. Please support us by referring any students who may benefit from TRiO services, while spaces are still available.

Returning students who wish to continue their TRiO services are advised to complete a Returning TRiO Student Form in the Learning Center of Building 5, and to schedule their first counseling appointment for the fall semester.

For more information, please contact Judith Cheung—at, call 650-738-4144, or visit in person at the TRiO center located in Building 5.

Article by Arash Daneshzadeh